U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-12-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
5,587 posts, read 2,894,069 times
Reputation: 6320

Advertisements

Now that China is becoming a superpower both economically and militarily, how are other Asian countries viewing China? Is there respect, admiration, anticipation of new opportunities, fear, uneasiness, or a combination of all? Do you see people in your country learning Mandarin more and more, whereas in the past they may have studied English?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-13-2014, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
1,022 posts, read 3,144,960 times
Reputation: 219
Not really, yes by some chinese community living in here but general population seems to be indifferent.

All of ASEAN views China as possible future threat though..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
2,384 posts, read 5,847,456 times
Reputation: 796
Fear
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 05:45 AM
 
2 posts, read 2,823 times
Reputation: 15
You must not be familiar with the political situation in Asia. Let's just say, China is not popular with anyone right now, except for maybe the Koreans
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 07:39 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,255,922 times
Reputation: 7578
If you mostly read English language news, it is all about how neighbouring countries view China as a "threat", which is not surprising. Even between China and Japan, they make it sound like China is always the more aggressive party, when China has never engage in any sort of military invasion of Japan.

I honestly do not know why the US and the UK, who have been so beligerent on world affairs meddling with so many countries' internal affairs are in a position to judge whether a rising power is a threat, a threat for their dominance, maybe. Of course it fits their interest for the UK to vilify China so that it can keep controlling East Asia (Japan, S Korea, Taiwan, Singapore), who wants a competitor?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Earth
4,513 posts, read 3,095,891 times
Reputation: 3355
I don't trust people's republic of the china because the flag is still red. You never ever trust a communist! Seeing how they treat the Tibetans, I wouldn't trust them as a superpower. They complain that the Japanese raped them (which they did) while they oppress the Tibetans. Rather turn Shanghai back into the Shanghai International Settlement.

Last edited by Dangerous-Boy; 02-13-2014 at 08:54 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 12:11 PM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,255,922 times
Reputation: 7578
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dangerous-Boy View Post
I don't trust people's republic of the china because the flag is still red. You never ever trust a communist! Seeing how they treat the Tibetans, I wouldn't trust them as a superpower. They complain that the Japanese raped them (which they did) while they oppress the Tibetans. Rather turn Shanghai back into the Shanghai International Settlement.
Define "communist"? China doesn't need your trust. Who are you? You really think China is a "communist" country? Just because a country doesn't adopt the western style politican system doesn't mean it is "communist". It is authoritarian not communist.

As for tibet, you are brainwashed by English media. Tibet had a slavery system before 1949 and nobles like Dalai Lama were slave owners. Most average people didn't have accesss to basic stuff such as healthcare and education, because they were considered properties. Trust me, most of average Tibetans are a lot better off after 1949. All the nobility class were deprived their previleges and held deep grudge against the Chinese government, which US/UK smartly took advantage of and used for their own political gain.

You should really read more and have some independent thinking. All the China prosecuted Tibetans stories are nothing but US propoganda against a country it doesn't like. Today, a Tibetan enjoys far more freedom than a Han, the majority.

Turn back to international settlement? Well, don't worry, if you want colonizing, maybe it will be time for China to colonize wherever you are from, not the other way. In case you didn't notice, times have changed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NYC
12,908 posts, read 8,735,729 times
Reputation: 14156
In the 1800 to early 1900s, the Western countries invaded China because they fear that a united China would be a bigger threat to Europe because history has shown that a united China is powerful as Ghengis Khan once had the largest empire in the world.

So all of the Western countries united and went to China and force China to open up trade or else they would attack and that is what the Chinese boxer rebellion was about when the chinese stood up against European Imperialists.

In all of modern history Britain and America has been the most imperialistic countries. Look at all of the countries that Colonies that Britain has gotten of course eventually even America didn't want to a colony anymore and revolted.

Today, the USA is the single most imperialistic country on this planet.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 01:24 PM
 
174 posts, read 265,457 times
Reputation: 287
China is definitely significant to the nation's leaders, but I would say the general population still looks at them with despise.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-13-2014, 02:29 PM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,255,922 times
Reputation: 7578
Quote:
Originally Posted by rchan View Post
China is definitely significant to the nation's leaders, but I would say the general population still looks at them with despise.
who are the general population? North America and west Europe?
One out of five people on early is Chinese
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Asia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top